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TW Monthly Movie

Time: August 19, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Limelight Theatre
Street: 1416 Cornwall Avenue (Limelight)
City/Town: Bellingham WA
Website or Map:
Phone: 360 738 0735 (Pickford)
Event Type: film, showing
Organized By: TWOG
Latest Activity: Aug 10, 2014

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Event Description

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

What Can We Learn About Resilience and Skill Building? 

With Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, Werner Herzog and Russian co-director Dmitry Vasyukov takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmaker presents this visually stunning documentary about indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There’s no telephone, running water or medical aid, The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. With insightful commentary written and narrated by Herzog, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity.

Stay after the film for a discussion and to learn about the Transition Whatcom Co-Sponsored Whatcom SkillShare Faire on Aug 23rd and 24th at Hovander Park. 

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